I was made to memorized bible verses as a young kid. However, it makes me wonder why they would pick those particular verses to demonstrate the girl's skill. Surely, there are nicer verses to quote in the quran. Just like there were nicer bible verses for me to memorize.
Uzza, Funny how her reaction to reading the Koran is pretty much the same as yours. At least she gets lollipops for her trouble. She'll eventually come to hate the Koran and that's probably a good thing. I've been reading John Muir lately. He was forced to memorize the Bible at a young age, all of the New Testament and about 3/4 of the Old Testament, and his father (a real spare the rod, spoil the child type of guy) is now described as abusive. @RM - They picked those verses for her to read at random. Due to the sheer volume of hate speech in the Koran the liklihood is stronger that a Koranic verse picked at random would be such as the girl was forced to read rather than something nicer.
It's not a whole lot different than teaching kids to read The Bible.Would we think it was abuse if she were to read Hosea 13:16?"Samaria shall become desolate; for she hath rebelled against her God: they shall fall by the sword: their infants shall be dashed in pieces, and their women with child shall be ripped up."The Bible is pretty nasty too!
six of one, half a dozen of the other.
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